. . . We landed at a place called Grimsby in three days. The following day we were on a train in good time and towards evening, having crossed the country, we arrived at Liverpool. Two days later we were led on board a large [p.8] sailing vessel named William Tapscott where more of our people from Switzerland and England joined us. We now numbered some seven or eight hundred souls.
Our voyage to New York lasted six weeks. A few got smallpox but none died that I knew of from the disease. We all got through Castle Garden, New York and afterwards embarked on a steamboat to Albany on the Hudson River. We next got a railway train until we crossed the Niagara River on a great suspension bridge below the falls and onto the Canadian side. Continuing on train and by river boat, they followed a zig zag course from one river to another until they reached Winter Quarters on the Missouri River. After stopping in Winter Quarters for about three weeks, we had our wagons, oxen and outfits to cross the plains with our slow teams, it took us all of ten weeks to reach Salt Lake City but arrived there and drove on to the Eight Ward Square about noon on the fifth of October 1860. . . . [p.9]
BIB: Rasmussen, Andrew, [Autobiography], In Sanderson, Ivan L.,
A Brief History of Amasa Rasmussen, 1868-1965 (privately printed) pp. 8-9 (CHL)